Knutsford Moor CCTV Petition
Residents have filed a petition to install CCTV cameras in Cheshire following Sarah Everard's case.
08:22 20 April 2021
Residents of Knutsford have filed a petition to have lighting and CCTV cameras installed in the area following the disappearance of 33-year-old Sarah Everard.
A recent survey revealed that only 16per cent of residents feels safe walking through the Moor at night following the incident.
Sadie Sherran, one of the residents petitioning for Cheshire East Council to install safety features in the area, said: “We thought it would be a good idea to think about the Moor, because that is a place where we would both feel uncomfortable walking alone.
“We asked around and found that both men and women felt wary walking through it.”
The survey, which was participated by 361 residents, shows that while 95.6per cent feels safe at the Moor during the day, only 16.3per cent feel safe at the Moor at night. Of those who completed the survey, 95per cent voiced their support for additional lighting and CCTV cameras.
Adam Keppel-Green, chairperson of Friends of the Moor, added: “Friends of the Moor exists to be the community voice for users of the Moor, so we were pleased to have Sadie attend our recent meeting to discuss this important issue.
“We support the installation of CCTV on the Moor to increase safety for users and passers through and have contacted the CCTV Manager at Cheshire East Council to find out how we can make this happen.
“We are also keen to ensure that people feel safe walking to and from the Moor and will work with the community to assess the need and locations for additional lighting.”